Thursday, January 31, 2013
Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa
368 pages, YA dystopian
Blood of Eden # 0.5
My rating: 4 stars
This books includes 3 short novellas, all with a dystopian theme. The first one, Dawn of Eden is a prequel to the Blood of Eden series.
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa
Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden-as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What's worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she's beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems....
My 2 cents
I love the Blood of Eden series! The Immortal Rules was on of my favorite book of 2012! So I was really looking forward to reading this prequel. It was good, and I enjoyed it, but as far as I can tell, it only included one of the characters from the book, one of the vampires. And his was actually a small part. But I did enjoy getting to know Kylie and Ben! The most important part of this story was how we learned how the rabids were created. This was a gripping, chilling story, just like the book!
Thorn & Thistle by Ann Aguirre
After a catastrophic spill turns the country into a vast chemical wasteland, those who could afford it retreated to fortresses, self-contained communities run by powerful corporations. But for Mari Thistle, life on the outside-in the Red Zone-is a constant struggle. To protect her family, Mari teams up with the mysterious Thorne Goodman. Together, they'll face an evil plot in both the underworld of the Red Zone and the society inside the fortresses that could destroy those on the outside...for good.
My 2 cents
This was my favorite of the three stories. I really connected with Mari and Thorne, and their plight. It felt like a really honest story between two people who are trying to survive any way they can in a hopeless situation. I loved the characters so much! There was still a lot of story left by the end, I am hoping she turns this one into a series!
Sun Storm by Karen Duvall
Sarah Daggot has been chasing storms since she was a child. But after the biggest solar flares in history nearly destroy the planet, she becomes a Kinetic, endowed by her exposure to extreme radiation with the power to sense coming storms-in the cosmos and beyond. And she's not the only one. Sarah believes the Kinetics are destined to join forces and halt the final onslaught of the sun. She'll vow to keep trying to convince the one missing link in their chain of defense, the enigmatic Ian Matthews, up until the world ends.
My 2 cents
This was my least favorite of the three stories. I liked the concept, and I really liked Ian, but it felt like it would have been better as a full length novel. There is too much that happens in 120 pages, so if felt very rushed. I would love this one as a book or series instead!